Dr. Kocyan is a Clinical Professor of Piano at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles and teaches at his private studio in Marina Del Rey, California.  He is much in demand as a judge and regularly adjudicates music competitions such as Inland Empire Piano Festival, Edith Knox Concerto Competition, Southern California Junior Bach Festival, MTAC Solo Piano Festival, MTNA Sonata / Sonatina Competition,  California MTNA State Performance Competition, San Francisco Chopin Competition, Piano Impressionist Competition, Schimmel-Arizona Piano Phoenix Young Artist Piano Competition, International Peninsula Music Festival, California, Orange County Music Club, Southwestern Youth Music Festival, MTAC Contemporary Fall Festival, MTAC Chopin Festival in San Francisco, CAPMT State Finals, MTAC Certificate of Merit Panel Auditions, Young Musician Foundation Scholarship Auditions and other.

He has conducted master classes in Hungary, Austria, Poland and France and frequently lectures to professional music organizations.

Dr. Kocyan’s students have been winners in many local and state wide events, such as the Young Musicians Foundation, Southern California Junior Bach Festival, Los Angeles Philharmonic Rising Stars, MTAC State Panel Auditions, Torrance Symphony Concerto Competition, CAPMT Honors Auditions, Liana Cohen Foundation Competition, Artists of the Future Competition, J.Cooke Awards and MTAC Scholarships. They were presented on NPR’s “From the Top” radio program, KUSC 91.5 and in master classes with such esteemed artists as Lang Lang.